France's teachers go on strike, piling pressure on embattled education minister


Teachers were striking across France on Thursday for better pay and conditions, increasing pressure on the embattled education minister who has been embroiled in a series of controversies, Paralel.Az reports citing France 24.

The walkout is "a warning to the government" about teachers' "daily life, their suffering at work and the lack of recognition, especially in their pay," said primary school teachers' union FSU-Snuipp, predicting "hundreds of schools will be closed".

The union added that "the situation has been inflamed by the nomination of a part-time minister who has forfeited her credibility"